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This tea is incredibly versatile; it really cant’ be overstepped, re-steeps excellently, and makes a good glass of iced tea. It also doesn’t taste much like a Japanese green tea, which helps in my book. Instead of tasting like vegetables, it tastes like roasted. Roasted something. Definitely going to buy this again.

Preparation
Iced 0 min, 45 sec

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drank Casablanca Twist by Adagio Teas
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This is an incredibly minty tea. So minty, in fact, that the taste of the tea didn’t come across. If this tea was just a peppermint herbal tea, I’d drink it by the bucket. Unfortunatly, it’s not. I’d like to enjoy this tea but unless there’s a way to steep it that brings out the tea in it, this goes on the not to buy list.

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75
drank Sencha Fuka-midori by Den's Tea
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There is something incredibly enjoyable in a basic, unflavored, and simple tea. This tea tastes like the definition of sencha: savory, vegetable-like, and a bit bitter.

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75
drank Sencha Fuka-midori by Den's Tea
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This tea is actually more, well, plain than I expected. There’s the taste of Japanese greens that no matter what always reminds me of pot liquor, but its not overwhelmingly bitter. No strong aftertaste, a pleasant smell and a mild flavor.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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drank Mecha by Den's Tea
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Round two of this tea. I used Shinobicha’s recommended steep time and water temperature, which made the tea significantly less bitter. Still, I really don’t like this tea. It tastes like I’m drinking water that someone cooked greens with, which really isn’t what I’m looking for in a tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Shinobi_cha

(Thanks for trying my suggestion! But no matter how you brew certain teas, sometimes they are just not for you)

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drank Mecha by Den's Tea
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This tea tastes strongly of vegetables; whether or not this is a good thing depends on the person. I say ick. It’s strong, which is something I usually like, but the smell and taste are massive turnoffs.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec
Shinobi_cha

I don’t know if you had just a sample, but if you used boiling water for 1 minute, that could explain why it was so strong.
Try water at 180 for 45 seconds… it still may not be your favorite with those paramters, but worth trying. I had to struggle with it for a while to get a brew that I enjoyed a lot more —only slightly vegetal, but also somewhat creamy and sweet.

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80

This tea is sweet and tastes mostly of vanilla and mint. Makes for a decent liquid dessert or a cup that smells like a candy store. Good thing it’s decaf; I could drink this by the bucket.

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80

Broke in a new infuser with this tea and it continued to deliver. The water was warm but not boiling (IDK the actual temperature) and when combined with the short steep time, produced a light, rice-scented, tasty green tea.

Preparation
0 min, 45 sec

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57

How to best describe this tea…It’s bitter in the sense that it tastes like a green tea without being overly astringent. This may be due to the matcha; the first two steepings of this were not-bitter to the point of being kind of steep. Even when the matcha runs out, the tea is still tasty. Pretty too, and the rice makes the smell delicious, like the bottom of a rice cooker.

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drank Decaffeinated Hot Tea by Lipton
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While this tea may be the poster child for meh bagged tea, it is very versatile. This tea goes with almost anything: milk, cream, honey, lemon, sugar….anything. It is still my preferred tea for making a quick chai or southern-style sweet tea.

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